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illegal activity. >> reporter: the security situation here is mixed. the taliban do not operate freely in the city, but have launched occasional spectacular attacks, and frequent targeted assassinations of government officials. in may of this year they attacked the governor's palace and other key locations around the city. the battle lasted two days before security forces took control. we're being told that the killing was a personal dispute, and not an insurgent attack. but the taliban's already claimed responsibility, saying it's one of their biggest successes to date. jeff? >> all right, mandy clark in hand har, afghanistan. mandy, thank you very much. >>> in london this morning, wikileaks founder julian assange appeared in court for a two-day hearing. assange is appealing a british ruling that he should be sent back to sweden to answer questions over two rape charges. assange is also worried sweden might send him to the u.s. to face charges over the release of classified documents. >>> the texas baseball fan who fell to his death at a game last week has now been laid to rest. hundr
in afghanistan said today the focus of the war is about to shift away from taliban strongholds in the south and to the eastern border with pakistan where al qaeda still operates. general david petraeus is retiring from the army later this month and will become the new director of the c.i.a. mandy clark spoke with him today in kabul about the way forward in afghanistan. >> reporter: the last days of general david petraeus's command have been marked by two major events: the president's decision to begin withdrawing u.s. forces and days later an audacious attack on one of kabul's most important hotels. general petraeus told us the assault should not be seen as a setback. do you really think that the afghan security forces are ready if they can't protect a major hotel in the cap all? >> i can tell you that our special forces who were sporp not leading and not doing-- for the afghan forces who saw the crisis response unit said that they responded very courageously. in fact, that they took the loss of life with the wounded in action i think underscores that fact. >> reporter: but the training of
troops that we need for the second fighting season. >> we don't succeed here, and the taliban come back into power, and we will be attacked again. >> the senators met with avenue -- met with the afghan president last night. the first troops will be coming home later this month with the president's plan. >>> the portapotties are lined up, and the security check points will soon be manned along the national mall. hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend the festivities in the nation's capital. surae chinn has advice for you. >> reporter: happy 4th of july for you. it's going to be a big celebration. it's quiet now, but you can imagine the place will be crawling with people. the portapotties as you mentioned are lined up, and we also have first aid tents on the mall in case anyone suffers for heat exhaustion or anything else, or someone needing attention for anything else. folks are putting the finishing touches on the spectacular display, and also rehearsals for the concert went on despite the bad weather on the west lawn of the capital. you can expect singers like matthew m
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